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Why we like it
- A remote lodge in a spectacular setting
- Handmade furniture by local craftsmen
- Ten cottages with private verandahs and outdoor stone bathtub
- Stunning views of the endless savannahs
- Activities include bush walks, bird watching and game drives to explore the beautiful Kidepo Valley
- For the avid safari traveller a stay in Kidepo Valley with its low tourist numbers and diverse eco systems is a real treat
Step outside onto the private terrace and sink into the oversized stone bathtub, the perfect way to end a day in the dusty savannah.
Once again we have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday with A&K. There was a fascinating mix of location and camp styles and the particular sequence worked very well for us.
- KB, Surrey
Apoka Lodge has an enviable location in the magical isolated park of Kidepo Valley. Without question to include this property on a Uganda itinerary will be a highlight. The staff are unassuming, caring and attentive, there are excellent guides, and the food on offer is incredible. Apoka Lodge has its own vegetable garden, which is needed due to its isolation but meal times will not disappoint and will give travellers a real feel of local and international cuisine. The main area has a seating area and a beautiful pool area to relax by in the midday sun and take away the dust of an African safari. There are ten expansive cottages with natural canvas walls surround a rocky kopje. With inside sitting rooms and private verandas there are plenty of places to relax, read and write letters. Big hand-hewn beds with soft duvets are draped with mosquito nets, hand-woven woollen carpets, extra large plush towels, and oversized dressing gown, Each room has its own ensuite bathroom with double sink and large tropical shower. Water is heated by solar power and there is plenty of it. All rooms have electric lights, power points.
8 hours 15 minutes
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, June - September
With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.
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